“The vision of the Sunburst Youth Academy (SYA) is to be recognized as the leading alternative educational program for High School dropouts. SYA will meet the unique needs of its Cadets and assist them in making a successful transition to adulthood by fostering and perpetuating the Eight Core Components of ChalleNGe. Through mentoring and education, our graduates will be provided the life skills to be successful in their future endeavors.” – LTC Armstrong – Director
For your ongoing support!
Back to school back packs and supplies were handed out to children at Normandie Avenue Elementary School!
Jean has volunteered with ACFC for many years. Her passions have been making sure children have food, back to school supplies and Christmas! She and her husband Doug are also Mr and Mrs Santa at Christmas. She is the brainchild behind the ACFC Free Libraries that have been a huge success. Thank you Jean! We love you!!!
Thank you Linda Estill for your wonderful donation! The children LOVED them!
ACFC passed out a hundred bags of food thanks to Fandango. Special kudos to Millie and Jean — earth angels!
Thanks to Doug Chadwick for his continued support and amazing creative talent building out first out-of-state ACFC library in Ohio.
We were thrilled to have the USA Women’s Baseball Team come out and teach the children baseball skills.
“Thank you so much for the scholarship, it is appreciated. Only god knows how much it will help me and my family. It is going to be a nice surprise when I tell my parents about the scholarship!
My father got a second job to help me pay for my schooling, which I appreciate. I am thankful that there are individuals like yourself that have a strong desire to help others. God bless you, ma’am!
Danny Ruano will be attending Norwich University military school in Northfield, Vermont.
In Danny’s words — “My current rank of Commander is signified by a silver star on each collar and a silver chord that wraps around my left shoulder. On my right pocket, on the upper right hand corner I have a United States Marine Corps Pin that I earned after I graduated from Devil Pups. Under each of my LAPD Cadet shoulder patches I have a wheel with wings, which comes with a chain and whistle that attaches to my right shoulder, and it signifies that I am certified to do traffic collision reports in the state of California. For my ribbons starting from left to right, Community Emergency Response Team award ribbon, graduating from the LAPD Cadet Academy, and finishing leadership classes.”
A Chance for Children strives to empower at-risk youth by providing the opportunities to set goals and the tools to achieve them. We fight to instill the belief that no child is limited by their surroundings or upbringing. By encouraging dreams and consistently exposing them to new experiences outside the dangers and struggles of their daily lives each child will have a chance for a better future.
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